PWHL Game 23 Hub: Ottawa @ New York

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PWHL Game 23 Hub: Ottawa @ New York
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The last couple of days have been far from optimal, but Ottawa is still more likely than not to make it into the PWHL's first postseason. They play their second-last game tonight against New York, the league's last-place and only eliminated team. Tonight is the night to clinch!

With a game in hand on Boston and tied at 32 points apiece, a regulation win will guarantee that at the very least, the two teams will be tied at the end of the season. In that situation, Ottawa has the regulation wins tiebreaker 9-8, so it's a playoff berth.

Here's how Ottawa lined up last game against Montreal:

Game Notes:

  • An eight-time World Championship medalist and top free-agent signing, Alex Carpenter has led New York in all offensive categories, with 8 goals, 13 assists, and 21 points. While she has been more productive than anyone on Ottawa's roster, New York lacks depth in comparison to the rest of the league, ranking dead-last in goals for and against.
  • That said, don't overlook their special teams. New York's power-play is behind only Ottawa, and their penalty kill ranks behind only Toronto.
  • Despite being shut out 2-0 by 2nd-place Montreal, Ottawa outshot them 31-23, and generated 21 shots in the 3rd period alone. Yes, Ottawa struggled in the first 40 minutes, but there was a veritable flood of chances (and a disallowed goal) in the third. New York is also capable of generating shots against tougher teams, outshooting Toronto 33-29 despite losing 6-2.
  • Tonight's 7:00 pm EST game is available live on TSN5, and will be streamed on PWHL's YouTube channel.


Game 23 Ottawa New York
Category Player # Player #
Goals Brianne Jenner 9 Alex Carpenter 8
Assists Kateřina Mrázová 11 Alex Carpenter 13
Points Brianne Jenner 19 Alex Carpenter 21
Shots Hayley Scamurra 77 Alex Carpenter 82
Game 23 Ottawa New York
Category # Rank # Rank
Goals 57 2nd 44 6th
Goals Against 54 4th 62 6th
Powerplay % 26.2 1st 21.9 2nd
Penalty Kill % 86.7 3rd 87.7 2nd

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